The Business of Community Based Tourism: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach

Tourism Issues, Vol. 3

19 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2008

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Babu P. George

Fort Hays State University

Alexandru Nedelea

Stefan cel Mare University Suceava

Mercy Antony

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 20, 2007

Abstract

The present paper attempts to weave together the theory and practice of community based tourism. Though the idea of community based development is age-old, its adoption into tourism is relatively recent. The paper examines how community based tourism can be a panacea for many of the evils of the mainstream industry driven mass-tourism. It exhorts that, while community is at the centre stage, there are important roles for governments and non-governmental organizations in community based tourism. The role of public-private partnership is also examined.

Keywords: Community Based Tourism, Blueprint for CBT development, Role of Governments and NGOs, Public-Private Partnership, Case studies

JEL Classification: M10, M21, A12

Suggested Citation

George, Babu P. and Nedelea, Alexandru and Antony, Mercy, The Business of Community Based Tourism: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach (October 20, 2007). Tourism Issues, Vol. 3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1267159

Babu P. George (Contact Author)

Fort Hays State University ( email )

Hays, KS 67601
United States

Alexandru Nedelea

Stefan cel Mare University Suceava ( email )

Str. Universitatii nr. 13
Suceava, Suceava 720229
Romania
+40740019277 (Phone)
+40230520080 (Fax)

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Mercy Antony

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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